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by Lazydaze52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: tricky question?
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: tricky question?

Have a drive out our way (Mandria). Our village is maybe not what you’re looking for as we do get a number of holiday visitors in summer, plus side of that is we have about six taverna or restaurants to choose from. But there are other nearby villages which might suit ie Timi, Anarita, Achelia (apol...
by Lazydaze52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: gated communities in Paphos
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: gated communities in Paphos

No experience of gated communities but re your link to Elea, nothing there apart from the golf course and a show villa and it’s been like that since we arrived four years ago.

I gather the whole development has recently been resold so maybe there will be some new homes built soon
by Lazydaze52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Spate of burglaries In Pahos & Peyia
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Spate of burglaries In Pahos & Peyia

In reply to hamski we are in Mandria, a village near Paphos airport. Our development had a few break ins last year but I gather police caught the culprits. From reading general posts on the forum seems to me burglaries happen in the main Paphos areas which is where the majority of expats settle and ...
by Lazydaze52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Spate of burglaries In Pahos & Peyia
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Spate of burglaries In Pahos & Peyia

Would disagree with Kili01 on having a safe. According to the police who attended after our burglary one of the main things burglars are looking for is a safe expecting it to have all your valuables inside. Ours was bolted in but they managed to get the whole thing out causing quite a bit of damage ...
by Lazydaze52
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cordless vacuum cleaners
Replies: 36
Views: 3487

Re: Cordless vacuum cleaners

As my username implies I always take the easy option. Bought a robot vac a few months ago, Hoover house right through every day while I have breakfast and read the morning paper ... brilliant!
by Lazydaze52
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cordless vacuum cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: Cordless vacuum cleaner

We bought a robot vacuum cleaner from Amazon a couple of months ago, best purchase ever. Fully charged it will run for 100 minutes. You can programme it to vacuum while you’re out or asleep, or when the latest storm has knocked the power off, but I set ‘Robovac’ to clean upstairs while I have a leis...
by Lazydaze52
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Struggling to find a rental home
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Re: Struggling to find a rental home

Not an inefficient approach at all, it’s a big step moving your life out here, always a good idea to dip your toe in the water first! When we came over we were looking for a long term villa rental in Chloraka, Kissonerga or Tala areas, but we took an apartment in Mandria while we searched, after a c...
by Lazydaze52
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Struggling to find a rental home
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Re: Struggling to find a rental home

If you widen your area try visiting Mandria, all houses are within walking distance of the sea and village has some good tavernas, good supermarket nearby etc. or slightly further from the sea but only a few minutes drive is Anarita or Timi. All are near the motorway so access to Paphos is good. How...
by Lazydaze52
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Police launch traffic light campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Police launch traffic light campaign

Wish they would have a campaign on driving in the correct lane at roundabouts. Once again today, after travelling up the new airport road to the roundabout with the B6 and a taxi cm off my rear bumper, he tried to get past me by using the left hand lane, but could not do so as a twin cab was also i...
by Lazydaze52
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?
Replies: 13
Views: 1222

Re: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?

I make my own clothes and knit buying my material or wool online at https://www.minervacrafts.com/ They have an excellent home crafts section too with everything you need to make curtains. All my orders have been received promptly, usually within a week, and their material has always been spot on, I...
by Lazydaze52
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

We had another trouble free evening last night watching a combination of live tv, catch up and box set so increasing the buffer size seems to have worked for us. If we do have further problems I will bear in mind the number of devices we have connected and in answer to the last post, as far as I am ...
by Lazydaze52
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

MacManic could you PM me with details of your provider please?
by Lazydaze52
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

Oh dear, what a can of worms I’ve opened!!! Last night we had an evening indoors viewing so set the buffer to 4, then 5 but experienced fair amount of freezing so went back to 6 at which point we had two or three freezes in the rest of the evening, so for us it would seem 6 is probably a good settin...
by Lazydaze52
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

We might try lowering the number a bit over a few nights, see how low we can set it without losing quality, but the ability to have uninterrupted viewing is more important to us.
by Lazydaze52
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

We set the buffer at 6 and reception was perfect last night.
by Lazydaze52
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mykonos
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: Mykonos

Thanks for that info HIC, I never begrudge paying a bit more for comfort and good quality especially when it comes to shoes, chairs and beds, I can always be more careful in other areas to balance the budget if needed.

I feel a shopping trip coming on!
by Lazydaze52
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

Hudswell,

Showed my OH your link and on checking the buffer was set to zero so he increased that. Have viewed both box sets and tv all evening without one problem, even HD channels which were previously unwatchable.

Based on tonight’s viewing I think you might have solved our problem.

Thank you 😊
by Lazydaze52
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mykonos
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: Mykonos

I remember years ago having a pair of shoes made by an old guy in Limassol somewhere near the castle, most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had, nearly broke my heart when I had to throw them out. Must give this new place a visit, difficult finding comfy but stylish shoes when you have bunions!!! Thanks ...
by Lazydaze52
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

Thanks for all suggestions. We are currently using cable between the router and tv. Cyta have carried out speed tests on our outside line and confirm it is working ok but have changed our router in case that was the problem. Our system provider (in Limassol) says there is nothing wrong on his side. ...
by Lazydaze52
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: TV - Would upgrading internet package help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

TV - Would upgrading internet package help?

Having problems every night with pic freezing. We have 10MB with Cyta and speed tests show we are getting roughly that, however speed test on tv system on our Magbox254 regularly showing less than half that speed and sometimes as low as 2mbs. It seems to be worse in the evening between 8-11pm. We’re...